Why I believe in UFOS: Unified file and object storage

At times, I get nostalgic for the good old days – a simpler time when the Olympics were in Beijing, WALL-E was the number one movie at the box office, the Phillies won the World Series, and the network storage world could be neatly divided into file and block-based approaches.

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Gluster Expands Storage Options for OpenStack Deployments

Provides alternate VM storage options and first scale-out unified file and object storage solution for OpenStack deployments

Portland, OR – OSCON 2011, booth 613, July 27, 2011 – Gluster, the leading provider of scale-out, open source storage solutions, today announced the Gluster Connector for OpenStack which provides highly scalable and highly-available VM storage functionality for OpenStack, an emerging open source cloud platform. With last week’s announcement of GlusterFS 3.3, OpenStack users will be able to add scale-out integrated file and object storage to any deployment. These two capabilities together enable OpenStack users to centralize on one storage solution for VMs, Object and file data simplifying their storage environment.

“We’re happy to see OpenStack API’s being implemented on other technologies, increasing the reach of the OpenStack ecosystem to new storage platforms,” said Jonathan Bryce, Rackspace Cloud Founder and OpenStack Project Policy Board Chairman. “It’s promising to see Gluster committed to supporting OpenStack as an industry standard and providing a storage alternative for OpenStack Compute deployments.”

The Gluster Connector for OpenStack connects GlusterFS to the OpenStack Compute block storage controller, enabling users to scale-out the number of VMs deployed within their cloud environment and supports the virtual motion of the VMs within the OpenStack compute environment. The connector enables users to use GlusterFS as their file system within OpenStack and will be available under the Apache 2 open source license.

GlusterFS 3.3 provides integrated file and object storage for OpenStack deployments. Integrating object and file storage simplifies the management and access to data for OpenStack users. GlusterFS delivers massive scalability, high-availability and replication and is designed for the most demanding workloads. With thousands of production deployments worldwide, GlusterFS accelerates the process of preparing applications for the cloud and simplifies new application development for cloud computing environments.

“In just a year OpenStack has received great traction and is experiencing great success. By expanding the storage options for OpenStack deployments we are enabling cloud deployments to scale up to new levels and seamlessly deploy object storage and VM virtual motion,” said AB Periasamy, co-founder and CTO of Gluster. “OpenStack users will have access to integrated file and object storage which can be deployed in a wide range of environments with the Gluster Connector for OpenStack.”

Product Availability
Gluster Connector for OpenStack will be available July 28.
For more information visit the Resource Page here; or contact us at openstack@gluster.com
Download GlusterFS 3.3 beta here: http://bit.ly/33beta http://bit.ly/33beta

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About Gluster Technology
Gluster’s software-only solutions let enterprises deploy storage the same way they deploy computing today–as a virtualized, commoditized, and scale-on-demand pool, radically improving storage economics. Combined with the customer’s choice of commodity computing and storage resources, Gluster can scale-out to petabytes of capacity and GB/s of throughput at a fraction of the cost of proprietary systems. Gluster ensures high availability with n-way replication both within and between public and private data centers. Gluster is deployable both on-premise (as a virtual appliance or bare-metal software appliance) and in public clouds such as Amazon Web Services. Gluster is the primary author and maintainer of the open-source GlusterFS software, which has been downloaded over 200,000 times.

About Gluster
Gluster is the leading provider of open source storage solutions for public, private and hybrid clouds. Over 150 enterprises worldwide have used Gluster in commercial deployments ranging from a few terabytes to multiple petabytes, across the most demanding applications in digital media delivery, healthcare, Internet, energy and biotech. Gluster is privately-held and headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. Visit us at www.gluster.com.

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Gluster’s Shiny New Connector for OpenStack

The Gluster Connector for OpenStack is a triumph of community. Watching OpenStack grow as quickly as it has, changing the industry as it has, is breathtaking to watch. To be able to participate in that community and move it that much more forward is a privilege that we don’t take for granted. The code is available now. You can get more information about release availability and the first cut of documentation on our resource page.

So what are we doing with OpenStack? This line from the press release says it all:

The Gluster Connector for OpenStack …supports the virtual motion of the VMs within the OpenStack compute environment.

This is huge. The OpenStack community can now deploy or migrate VM’s anywhere in the world, more flexibly, quickly and at greater scale. Here are some of the things GlusterFS enables:

  • Instantly boot VMs using a mountable filesystem interface – no more fetching the entire VM image before booting
  • Live migration of VMs with no disruption to users for business continuity and disaster recovery
  • Instantly switch from one VM to another
  • Migrate the VMs as well as resume the VMs on a different hypervisor, in case the original hypervisor fails.
  • After migration, the destination VM comes up with preserved data
  • Movement of VMs between clouds
  • Easier management of VMs

Because of the global namespace capability of GlusterFS, we’re bringing the dream of open cloud federation that much closer to reality. If you’re deploying an OpenStack cloud, this makes life easier and opens up new possibilities at the same time. If you’re a developer, your apps are now easier to scale-out to multiple geographic locations.

These are exciting days in the cloud computing world.

Health Care Providers Shifting to the Cloud

With the unstoppable growth of medical imagery, many health care providers are realizing that trying to do a data migration to a new storage system every few years is becoming next to impossible. Some providers I spoke with say that unless they shift to the cloud, they’ll never be able to even fathom catching up with their data growth as they’ll be stuck in a never-ending cycle of rebuying their next storage system and migrating data.

Greetings from OSCON!

We have an incredible week coming up at OSCON! It’s always a joy to come back to Portland and see how this conference has grown by leaps and bounds.

It starts tonight, July 25, with our birds-of-a-feather cum meetup taking place at 9pm in the convention center. There, you’ll hear about our newly-released Unified File and Object code, as well as the Gluster Connector for OpenStack we’re releasing later this week.

Tomorrow, July 26, there are 2 things going on. First is the opening reception at 5pm to kick off the Expo portion of OSCON. We’ll be there in booth #613

At 6pm is ScaleOutCamp, which will be held at Puppet Labs headquarters at 6pm. ScaleOutCamp is an unconference with a new twist on Cloud Camp, dedicated to tools and practices around application scaling. Gluster is happy to sponsor this event, and we’re looking forward to it!

On July 27 and 28, look for us in booth 613 on the expo floor.

Gluster’s Lori Budin Recognized by Everything Channel’s CRN Magazine as One of the Top Women of the Channel

Sunnyvale, Calif. – July 25, 2011 – Gluster, the leading provider of scale-out, open source storage for public and private clouds, today announced that Lori Budin, VP of Channels and Partnerships, has been recognized by Everything Channel’s CRN Magazine as one of the top Women of the Channel in 2011. This annual list recognizes female executives for their accomplishments over the past year, based on their achievements as executives and the amount of influence they wield over the technology channel. This year’s Women of the Channel were chosen by the editors of CRN Magazine from a field of vendor channel organizations, distributors and solution providers.

Budin has spent the last 20 years developing and executing channel programs. Over the past year, she has built and launched a channel strategy from the ground up, signing more than 50 new partners. At Gluster, Budin has worked to define the right partner types, routes to market, contribution mix, and partner profiles and to ensure readiness tools such as sales, marketing and services are provided to Gluster partners.

“This year’s Women of the Channel list honors those female executives who epitomize success within the IT channel – a traditionally male-centric industry. Whether they come from tier-one vendors, VAR500 solution providers or just bring a bevy of channel experience that cannot be ignored, the 2011 Women of the Channel list will recognize the most influential women of the channel based on their overall achievements, and their influence in the technology industry,” said Kelley Damore, VP, Editorial Director, Everything Channel.

“Since joining Gluster, my goal has been to further develop a high-performing channel with
successful partners who have built sustainable businesses upon Gluster storage technology,” said Budin. “This award speaks to the achievements of Gluster as a leader in helping our partners stand out in their markets, and I look forward to continue developing and executing channel strategies that ensure mutually beneficial partnerships.”

A sample of the 2011 Women of the Channel list will appear in the July issue of CRN Magazine, and expanded coverage will be featured online at http://www.crn.com.

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About Gluster
Gluster is the leading provider of open source storage solutions for public, private and hybrid clouds. Over 150 enterprises worldwide have used Gluster in commercial deployments ranging from a few terabytes to multiple petabytes, across the most demanding applications in digital media delivery, healthcare, Internet, energy and biotech. Gluster is privately-held and headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. Visit us at www.gluster.com.

About Everything Channel
Everything Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, Everything Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. Everything Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about Everything Channel, visit us at http://www.everythingchannel.com. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/everythingchnl.

About UBM plc
UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world’s buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewellery traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.
For more information, go to www.ubm.com.

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Moving to the Cloud

Harald Welte seems to be missing the point of the U.S. government announcing the closure of 800 data centers. If you read the NYT article carefully, you’ll see that the relationship between a government move toward cloud computing and these 800 closures is tenuous at best, and it never even mentions moving anything to a public cloud. Let’s look at Harald’s specific complaints.

[As a government, you…] make yourself dependent from a private company to supply essential infrastructure

We don’t even know that’s the case here. They could be moving from these 800 data centers to a wholly government-owned and government-run private cloud that exists across several larger ones. That’s what they have already done in some parts of the government, and what I’m sure they will continue to do for some parts of this program. They will almost certainly outsource some functionality from these data centers to public or semi-public (leased) cloud facilities, but that might not involve any essential infrastructure (Harald’s term). There’s a lot the government does that’s not essential. Would it really be that much of a problem if, for example, some functions of the National Archives and Records Administration moved to a public cloud? I don’t think so. Let’s worry about the government indiscriminately outsourcing military/police/security functions before we worry about selective IT outsourcing.

introduce single points of failure (technically, administratively)

Why assume that there will be more SPOFs than currently? If a particular government department currently hosts machines in one data center it owns, and trades that for resources in several goverment-cloud data centers that it shares with 799 other departments, how is that any worse? The per-application architecture will be more or less free from single points of failure just as it would be if privately hosted, and the fewer/larger cloud centers are likely to be far better run that the lower third (if not all) of those 800 department-private data centers are today. As long as there are at least three or four data centers involved, and there are sure to be more than that, there might well be a net improvement in availability.

give up control over who physically owns and has access to the data
In fact, you will have a hard time even finding anyone at all who can tell you where your data is physically located. Maybe even out of the country?

This is the part that makes the topic relevant for CloudFS. Moving data to the cloud does not have to mean giving up knowledge of its location or control over access to it. Remember, private or leased clouds haven’t been ruled out, and in those you have complete control over location. Even in public clouds, this is often the case; for example, each Amazon EC2 region exists at a fairly well known physical location. Public-cloud providers already cater to users who must comply with rules like HIPPA and SarbOx and PCI and EUPD that set requirements regarding data location, so this could not be otherwise. With respect to access, if you do encryption and key management the right way – as we try to in CloudFS – then you have the same control over data access in the cloud that you do on your own machines. In fact, I’ll bet there are hundreds of government departments whose data centers are less physically secure than those at Amazon or Rackspace, and who either don’t use encryption at all or don’t use it effectively. Moving to the cloud doesn’t solve their encryption problem, but it doesn’t make that problem any worse either, and the effect of this move on their physical security is likely to be a positive one.

So, is a move from 800 mediocre data centers to a couple of dozen world-class ones really such a bad idea? I’d never underestimate the government’s ability to mess something like this up, and any transition creates opportunity for failure, but none of Harald’s objections stand up to scrutiny. Whether this initiative succeeds or not is a matter of execution; fundamentally, the architecture they’re embracing is still far better than the one they’re abandoning.

Introducing GlusterFS 3.3 beta with Unified File and Object Storage

Today we announced our public beta program for GlusterFS 3.3 (download link), and while I’m excited that Gluster continues its cadence of bringing new features to market, I am elated to be able to deliver the next big thing in software-based converged storage by unifying file and object storage.

With this release Gluster continues to lead the evolution in information storage and management. Delivering software-based unified file and object storage frees enterprises to deploy this combined solution anywhere that best fits their IT demands – on-premise, virtualized, private and public clouds.

Traditional enterprise storage vendors have tried to integrate their product portfolios to accomplish this unification of file and object storage but have taken a fundamentally different approach than Gluster. They attach storage to the component assemblies and then carve out specific disk drives and capacities in order to dedicate storage to each component, basically bolting together physical components that enable NAS, SAN and object capabilities. While this hardware approach may work, it does come with added costs and risks. Due to this bolt-on approach, in many cases, users are purchasing much more storage capacity then they need separately for either file or object storage. With the inherent risks associated with common power, cooling and cabling failures, users are exposed to the whole combinational assembly failing with complete loss of access to their data.

Here’s what the typical enterprise storage approach to unified storage looks like:



We have taken a different approach, a software approach that lets users store objects and then access those objects as files; the reverse is true as well, you can view and access files as objects. GlusterFS 3.3 blends in object storage easily and seamlessly. Why? Because we started with a NAS file system that leveraged the object approach via the creation of hash tags the complete removal of metadata. Our approach is the elegant, seamless approach whereby we are easily able to create object and have them instantly viewable as objects and the contents (files) within them viewable and accessible by the NAS file server access route. We believe this unified file and object capability will enable users to accelerate their migration to object storage and greatly reduce the cost of having to rewrite legacy enterprise applications to take advantage of cloud based storage.

Here is a basic look at our file and object access.

Our customers and community have requested this functionality and told us that with this capability they will be able to:

  • To build their own cloud services within their private cloud, or data center
  • Transfer objects between the private and public cloud and can even create and S3 like environment on Amazon Web Services Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and Elastic Block Storage.
  • Move legacy file-based applications to the cloud
  • Build new cloud based applications which can leverage both object and file storage

We are looking forward to working closely with our beta participants on the new and creative ways in which our unified file and object capability can be deployed.

As always, we are eager to expand our beta program and you have interest in participating, please contact us at glusterfs3.3beta@gluster.com or at http://community.gluster.org/t/3-3-beta/posts/. We will post additional updates on the status of beta testing and we will characterize the solutions being enabled by our truly unified file and object storage.

Additionally, you can find a resource page for the beta release on our wiki.

Dave Garnett

VP Product Management

Gluster Announces Beta Availability of GlusterFS 3.3

Delivers First Software-Only Unified File and Object Storage Technology

Sunnyvale, Calif. – July 20, 2011 – Gluster, the leading provider of scale-out, open source storage solutions, today announced the beta release of GlusterFS 3.3. This latest version of Gluster’s innovative file system provides a system for data storage that enables users to access the same data as an object and as a file, simplifying management and controlling storage costs. Available on-premise, for virtual machines, and in public and private cloud environments, Gluster’s software-only storage technology delivers the first true unified file and object data storage. Users can now have simultaneous access to data as a file and as an object, delivering the benefits of both.

“Enterprises are increasingly looking for a storage solution that can accelerate their adoption of the cloud and many have been hesitant because of the lack of storage technologies enabling them to do this,” said Deni Connor, founder, Storage Strategies NOW. “Gluster is continuing to innovate and raise the competitive bar as they release new capabilities within their file system. GlusterFS 3.3, with unified file and object storage technology, is key to enterprise customer’s ability to adopt and deploy cloud storage solutions.”

GlusterFS 3.3 allows users to access data as objects from an Amazon S3 compatible interface and access files from a NAS interface including NFS and CIFS. In addition to decreasing cost and making it faster and easier to access object data, GlusterFS also delivers massive scalability, high availability and replication of object storage. For infrastructure as a service offerings, GlusterFS 3.3 enables organizations to build their own Amazon-like storage offering for their customers. Enterprises can use GlusterFS to accelerate the process of preparing applications for the cloud, simplify new application development for cloud computing environments, and backup from data center unified file and object to Amazon Web Services (AWS) or within the private cloud.

“Traditional object storage technologies have not been widely deployed because their approach has not integrated well with legacy applications – leaving 95 percent of those applications unable to easily migrate to the cloud. Additionally, NAS has been unable to scale across the Internet to the public cloud. GlusterFS 3.3 takes a unified approach via full integration of file and object storage within the file system,” said AB Periasamy, co-founder and CTO of Gluster. “We are the first to solve both the NAS scaling and legacy application integration with object storage problems. We listen carefully to our customers and community and we are excited to deliver this next step of unified storage technology for virtual and cloud environments.”

Infrastructure service providers can use GlusterFS 3.3 to offer access to both file and object storage, and enterprises will be able to use this latest release to ease the migration of legacy, file-based applications to object storage for use in the cloud. In both public and private clouds, Gluster enables enterprises to scale on demand to petabytes of capacity and GB/s of throughput on commodity physical and cloud hardware, yielding unrivalled economics in the process. Gluster also enables enterprises to scale out availability on-demand, enabling both Synchronous N-way replication within the data center and across high-speed links, and Asynchronous Geo-Replication between data centers across WANs. For public clouds such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), GlusterFS is packaged in an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) for deployment in the AWS cloud. The Gluster AMI is the only way to deploy high-availability storage within AWS and deliver predictable high performance during rapidly changing and demanding workloads. For private clouds, the Gluster Virtual Storage Appliances integrate GlusterFS into a virtual machine for deployment on popular hypervisor environments such as Red Hat KVM, VMware ESX and Citrix Xen and run on the enterprise’s choice of certified hardware platforms.

Product Availability
Version 3.3 of GlusterFS is currently in beta and is available as of July 20, 2011. To participate in the public beta simply download the software here http://bit.ly/33beta. To sign up as an official beta site, contact glusterfs3.3beta@gluster.com or info@gluster.com

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About Gluster Technology
Gluster’s software-only solutions let enterprises deploy storage the same way they deploy computing today–as a virtualized, commoditized, and scale-on-demand pool, radically improving storage economics. Combined with the customer’s choice of commodity computing and storage resources, Gluster can scale-out to petabytes of capacity and GB/s of throughput at a fraction of the cost of proprietary systems. Gluster ensures high availability with n-way replication both within and between public and private data centers. Gluster is deployable both on-premise (as a virtual appliance or bare-metal software appliance) and in public clouds such as Amazon Web Services. Gluster is the primary author and maintainer of the open-source GlusterFS software, which has been downloaded over 200,000 times.

About Gluster
Gluster is the leading provider of open source storage solutions for public, private and hybrid clouds. Over 150 enterprises worldwide have used Gluster in commercial deployments ranging from a few terabytes to multiple petabytes, across the most demanding applications in digital media delivery, healthcare, Internet, energy and biotech. Gluster is privately-held and headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. Visit us at www.gluster.com.

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Data Integrity

One of the possible CloudFS 2.0 features that I forgot to mention in my post yesterday, and which was subsequently brought to my attention, is the addition of data-integrity protection using checksums or similar. Some people think this is just part of encryption, but it’s really more than that. This same kind of protection exists at the block level in the form of T10 DIF and DIX, or at the filesystem level inside ZFS or btrfs, and none of those were developed with encryption in mind. The basic idea behind all of them is that for each data block stored there is also a checksum that’s stored and associated with it. Then, when the block is read back, the checksum is also read back and verified as correct before the data can be admitted to the system. The only way encryption enters the picture is that the integrity check for a given data block has to be unforgeable, which implies the use of an HMAC instead of a simple checksum. This protects not only against random corruption, but also against a targeted attack which modifies both the data and the associated HMAC (which might be equally accessible to an attacker in naive designs, though our design is likely to avoid this flaw). Thus, we need three things.

  • A translator (probably client-side) to handle the storage of checksums/HMACs received from its caller during a write, and also their retrieval – but not checking – during a read.
  • A translator that generates and checks simple checksums for the non-encrypted case.
  • Enhancements to the encryption translator to generate and check HMACs instead.

Another possible implementation would be to implement all of the code inside the encryption translator, and simply have an option to turn actual encryption off. Such a “monolithic” approach is unappealing both for technical reasons and also because it would preclude offering the data-integrity feature as part of GlusterFS while keeping encryption as part of CloudFS’s separate value proposition.

If you think this kind of data-integrity protection would be important enough for you to justify making it part of CloudFS 2.0, please let me know. It’s much easier to make a case that Red Hat (or Gluster) resources should be devoted to it if there’s a clear demand from people besides the project developers.

Gluster Names Rob Bearden to Board of Directors

Open source veteran is current president of Hortonworks, former executive at JBOSS and SpringSource

Sunnyvale, Calif. – July 14, 2011 – Gluster, the leading provider of scale-out, open source storage solutions, today announced that Open Source leader Rob Bearden has joined the company’s board of directors. Throughout his 20-year career, Bearden has made significant contributions in the open source community. He is currently president and chief operating officer of Hortonworks, a company focused on adoption and maturation of the open source Apache Hadoop project. Previously, he served as president and chief operating officer of SpringSource until its acquisition by VMware (NYSE: VMW), as COO of JBOSS through its acquisition by RedHat (NYSE: RHT), and as chairman of the board of Pentaho. Bearden will support Gluster’s continued growth and will provide guidance to help further develop its open source community.

“Rob is a terrific addition to Gluster’s board of directors and is already bringing his expertise to bear as we grow our open source community and expand our commercial solutions,” said Ben Golub, president and CEO of Gluster. “Gluster is committed to providing innovative storage solutions for the data center and cloud environments to the enterprise, and Rob’s insight will help us to accelerate the growth of our open source community.”

Prior to SpringSource, Bearden served as entrepreneur in residence at Benchmark Capital, a venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley. He was also COO for OpenSpan, a desktop integration software provider. Previously Bearden served as COO for JBoss, the world’s leading open source middleware company, where he helped architect and execute the company’s business model, managed its worldwide operations, and orchestrated its acquisition by Red Hat in 2006. Bearden also served in senior roles at I2, Manhattan Associates, and Oracle, where he directed a $1 billion sales organization. In addition to Gluster, Bearden serves on the board of other successful open source companies, including Pentaho and Black Duck.

“Gluster has an enviable position in the market, because it has the unique technology and the capabilities to break open one of the last bastions of proprietary and monolithic technology in IT.” said Bearden. “I am honored to join Gluster’s board and work with a talented team that is leading the innovation in storage.”

Supporting Resources
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About Gluster Technology
Gluster’s software-only solutions let enterprises deploy storage the same way they deploy computing today–as a virtualized, commoditized, and scale-on-demand pool, radically improving storage economics. Combined with the customer’s choice of commodity computing and storage resources, Gluster can scale-out to petabytes of capacity and GB/s of throughput at a fraction of the cost of proprietary systems. Gluster ensures high availability with n-way replication both within and between public and private data centers. Gluster is deployable both on-premise (as a virtual appliance or bare-metal software appliance) and in public clouds such as Amazon Web Services. Gluster is the primary author and maintainer of the open-source GlusterFS software, which has been downloaded over 200,000 times.

About Gluster
Gluster is the leading provider of open source storage solutions for public, private and hybrid clouds. Over 150 enterprises worldwide have used Gluster in commercial deployments ranging from a few terabytes to multiple petabytes, across the most demanding applications in digital media delivery, healthcare, Internet, energy and biotech. Gluster is privately-held and headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. Visit us at www.gluster.com.

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Webinar: Cloud Storage: Adoption, Practice and Deployment

Please join us as we host leading storage industry analyst firm Storage Strategies NOW (SSN).  You will have an opportunity to hear Deni Connor, founder of SSN and respected storage analyst, discuss the findings from their recently released comprehensive report “Cloud Storage:  Adoption, Practice and Deployment” This report provides a clear view on the state of the cloud storage market and storage services that are layered on top of it. We will review: the definition of cloud storage, requirements, deployment, the market and its trends, API’s, cloud computing initiatives, best practices and infrastructure providers. After our review of the report, I will provide an overview of Gluster’s storage products along with case studies demonstrating the strategic deployment of Gluster storage in both the public and private cloud. Please register for this webinar by clicking on the RSVP link below.  We look forward to your participation.

See you on the webinar!
-Tom Trainer

Date:   Thursday, July 21, 2011
Time:  11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT

RSVP:  Webinar Registration

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